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Platonov's Chess Academy

Using Soviet-era methods to improve 

21st-century openings


by GM Lev Alburt

and GM Sam Palatinik


Two world-class chess champions give readers the benefit of the visionary ideas of one of the brightest stars of the famed Soviet School of Chess.


Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov’s visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game.

Platonov's Chess Academy Using Soviet-era methods to improve

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